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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
.e.c. defense lawyers, and that's where the problem starts. you know, if you have someone like mary jo white or harvey pitt who used to defend merrill lynch and you're not expecting them to make decisions that impact their ex-client, clearly they can't do that. you can strike a balance and have somebody with experience. for example, a -- >> they should be able to do it, shouldn't they? they are fighting for the law so they should be able to do it and should be able to recognize right from wrong. just because they defended a firm on wall street doesn't mean that they are lying? >> no, maria, but very clearly if your ex-client has paid you hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend it in the past, i think it's going to be really problematic for that person to be objective on the decision. >> that's a good point. >> certainly we don't question the integrity of a mary jo white. >> no way. >> but you have to say that the optics are not great if you have a person who is chairing the agency who has those kinds of conflicts, especially as andrew points out if it comes to a very high-profile case tha
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm EST
are going to get impacted by the cuts in defense. first your reaction to what the president said today. listen to this. >> they recognize that the sequester is a bad idea, but what they have suggested is that the only way to replace it now is for us to cut social security, cut medicare and not close a single loophole, not raise any additional revenue from the wealthiest americans or corporations. >> we have an ideological cass many here. >> the president wants more ref, new senator. what about that? >> here's the thing. you've got a president who is not willing to lead or save social security or save medicare. they are both bankrupt. social security spends and gives out more than comes in. medicare gives out $3 for every dollar that comes in and he's taking them off the table and accusing republicans of wanting to cut them. we're the ones who want to save the entitlement programs, but they will only be saved by reforming them. he takes them off the table and says oh, let's go squeeze more money out of rich people. it really -- it boggles my mind that we could have elected a president t
Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm EST
is the majority -- >> the alternative would cost the same million jobs. whether you gut defense or whether you gut domestic programs. it's the same reduction in gdp, the same reduction in expenditures. you can argue about what the federal government should be spending money on, but if you dramatically reduce expenditures at a time of national recession, and i think we're still in a recession, then you're going to see a decline in jobs. it is not an answer to say the house has passed something that they know is dead on arrival in the senate. >> maybe fa doesn't matter right now. is the debt not a priority right now? is growth more of a priority than reining in the debt? >> i don't think they're mutually exclusive. government growth is not going to get us out of this mess. private sector growth is. right now government growth is a drag on the private sector. every day the president threatens to raise a tax or another. as long as the threat of new taxes, huge regulations from the epa hang over the private sector, we're not going to get the growth we need. >> you know one of the biggest drags on fourt
Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm EST
1,200, it's 940, 26% above this level. you think you can buy some japan. buy some defensive. there were stocks that went up even during the depression so you want to own your health care and your food and own your beverage and global gorillas that have exposure to the underlying global growth. that's where i think you can hide. master limited partnerships. you'll get yield. buy bce, bell canada enterprise is, the thing yields 5.2%, versus flat a year ago. >> thank you, guys. >> peter, i'll see you next time, and the next time you leave california, don't come when there's a blizzard coming to town. >> you guys greeted me with that. wasn't my fault. >> have a good weekend. stay safe. >> since storms get names these days, why not rallies or selloffs, so we asked you, our twitter friends, what should we call the trooent rally. maria, what do you think here? >> well, j.j. is calling it the in spite of apple rally and my tweet is it's ben's rally. >> or just call it ben. >> one-word names, right. >> another one says we should call it the maria rally. markets are rallying in antici
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm EST
. this last quarter was low, but mine us 0.1% because of defense reduction. other parts of the economy are doing well, especially the consumer. >> let's talk about what took us here. bank of america doing very well, verizon, at&t. you had the financials and the telecom stocks as the leadership groups. merck was down 2%. exxon down. three dow stocks were actually down. what happened there and what are you seeing at the end of the kay? >> finally seeing the laggards catching up and telecoms have done okay during this period, but i think what uruguay seeing is the overall economic data with the exception of the weaker gkp number. all the other data was very strong and all the companies are pulling up with that. >> and then with that, swing it around, what happened there. dts. what happened to that today? so hyped, right, warren? >> we're right at the 14,000 line right now. the dow jones industrial average has just dipped below 14,000, so remains to be seen. we have two minutes to go here to find out if we'll close above it. if you don't have leadership or you don't have participation in t
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